Wednesday, October 10, 2018


Noir: a novel by Christopher Moore  339 pp.

I'm a big fan of Christopher Moore's novels. His humor frequently leaves me laughing out loud. This is not his best book to date but Fool is pretty hard to top. However, he does have the film noir patois perfected. Sammy "Two Toes" Tiffin is a bartender in post-WWII San Francisco. He is enamored by a lovely blonde named Stilton (like the cheese) and is eager to put the moves on her. Add in an Air Force General, a UFO and a plane crash, a deadly poisonous snake, and Chinese opium den and you pretty much have your typical Moore novel. Sammy's conversations with a neighborhood kid sound like they were stolen from the Bowery Boys movies. Johnny Heller reads the audiobook version and occasionally lapses into a pretty good Bogart imitation. Not great literature but a lot of fun.

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